Scholarship Awards

Dakota Energy Awards Scholarships

The Board of Directors of Dakota Energy Cooperative, Inc., is pleased to announce that seven students have been chosen to receive scholarships for a total of $5,000. To qualify for the scholarships, winners must be children or dependents of a Dakota Energy member or employee. Scholarships are based on academic record, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors and awards, adult appraisal, work experience and other factors. The Cooperative is proud to support our area youth to reach their future educational goals.

Basin Electric Scholarships

Blake Farstveet, a senior at Highmore-Harrold High School, was awarded a $1,000 Basin Electric Cooperative Member Cooperative Consumer scholarship. He plans to attend University of South Dakota to study business. Blakes’s parents are Clay and Jennifer Farstveet of Highmore, SD.

Erin Moncur, a freshman at Dakota Wesleyan University, was awarded a $1,000 Basin Electric Cooperative Member Cooperative Employee scholarship. She attends Dakota Wesleyan University to study accounting. Erin’s parents are Dakota Energy’s Manager of Finance and Administration Mike Moncur and his wife Shelley, Miller, SD.

Dakota Energy Scholarships

Skylar Zomer, a senior at Wolsey-Wessington High School, was awarded a $1,000 Dakota Energy Lineman Scholarship to attend Mitchell Technical Institute to study electrical construction and maintenance. Skylar’s parents are Dakota Energy’s Line Foreman Matt Zomer and his wife Kerri, Huron, SD.

Four students were chosen to receive a $500 Dakota Energy scholarship.

Elizabeth Brandt, a senior at Wolsey-Wessington High School, plans to attend South Dakota State University to study animal science. Elizabeth’s parents are Troy and Kris Brandt of Wolsey, SD.

Kaliopie Ford, a senior at Miller High School, plans to attend Southeast Technical Institute to study diagnostic medical sonography and health science. Kaliopie’s parents are Shon and Jessie Ford of Miller, SD.

Havyn Heinz, a senior at Huron High School, plans to attend Northern State University to study elementary education and coaching. Havyn’s parents are Dennis and Peggy Heinz of Huron, SD.

Sydney Jessen, a senior at Miller High School, plans to attend South Dakota State University to study early childhood education and music. Sydney’s parents are Jon and Janelle Jessen of Ree Heights, SD.

2020 Basin Electric Member Cooperative Consumer Scholarship winner Blake Farstveet

Blake Farstveet

2020 Basin Electric Member Cooperative Employee Scholarship winner Erin Moncur

Erin Moncur

2020 Dakota Energy Cooperative Lineman Scholarship winner Skylar Zomer

Skyler Zomer

2020 Dakota Energy Cooperative Scholarship winner Elizabeth Brandt

Elizabeth Brandt

2020 Dakota Energy Cooperative Scholarship winner Kaliope Ford

Kaliopie Ford

2020 Dakota Energy Cooperative Scholarship winner Havyn Heinz

Havyn Heinz

2020 Dakota Energy Cooperative Scholarship winner Sydney Jessen

Sydney Jessen